Reasons for Pride: Setbacks for the Right Wing
BY Trudy Ring
June 30 2014 5:22 AM ET
Some conservatives are conceding the fight on marriage equality.
“Let’s face it, anybody who does not believe that gay marriage is going to be the law of the land just hasn’t been observing what’s going on,” said U.S. senator Orrin Hatch of Utah (pictured), one of the most conservative members of the body, on a radio show in May. Maggie Gallagher, founder of NOM, had already admitted, “We are now in the 'gay marriage in all 50 states' phase whether we like it or not.” And Pennsylvania’s Republican governor, Tom Corbett, declined to appeal the court ruling striking down his state’s ban on same-sex marriage, and he has also endorsed antidiscrimination legislation covering sexual orientation and gender identity. This from a man who once awkwardly compared same-sex relationships to incestuous ones.